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No, you may choose to remain anonymous and not fill out the contact information. If you choose to remain anonymous, please provide as much detail as possible so that we can determine the appropriate course of action to be taken.

If you fill out the contact information, a member of Investigations & Audit Support may contact you to discuss your complaint or to request additional information.

Please include the following information, if available:

  1. Complainant contact information:
    • Home phone, daytime phone, and/or cell phone.
    • Physical address and/or e-mail address.
  2. Date the incident occurred.
  3. Date the incident was discovered.
  4. The estimated amount of loss.
  5. Information regarding person(s) involved in the incident:
    • Name(s), job title(s).
  6. Name of government agency or higher education institution and division/section of that agency or higher education institution.
  7. If the incident involves computers, please provide the number and physical location of:
    • Affected servers.
    • Affected networks.
    • Affected computers.
  8. Description of the incident.
  9. Whether the incident was reported to any other government agencies and, if so, which government agencies.
  10. Specific law enforcement entities that have been notified, if any.

Investigations & Audit Support reviews complaints based on the information that is provided.

  • In some cases, a member of Investigations & Audit Support or the State Auditor’s Office may contact you to discuss your complaint or to request additional information.
  • In some cases, a complaint may be referred to an agency or higher education institution for its assessment and possible action deemed appropriate.
  • A complaint may also be referred to the Risk Assessment Team within the State Auditor’s Office for possible future audits.

Yes. An employee and/or a contractor who works with a state agency or higher education institution and becomes aware of a situation that involves suspicious activities or fraudulent acts may report the allegations to the State Auditor’s Office.

Concerned citizens, legislators, agency and higher education internal auditors, law enforcement agencies, and agency or higher education institution employees and/or contractors are encouraged to contact the State Auditor’s Office and submit a complaint if they are aware of any suspicious or fraudulent activities.

Criminal offenses investigated include but are not limited to:

  1. Theft.
  2. Forgery.
  3. Tampering with a governmental record.
  4. Securing execution of document by deception.
  5. Misapplication of fiduciary property.
  6. Conversion of funds.
  7. Abuse of official capacity.
  8. Gift to a public servant by a person subject to his or her jurisdiction.
  9. Breach of computer security.
  10. Organized crime.
  11. Money laundering.
  12. Bribery.

You may contact the State Auditor's Office regarding the status of a complaint at SAOintake@sao.texas.gov.

Yes. We coordinate with internal auditors and/or investigative groups; federal and/or state prosecutors; and law enforcement agencies at the city, county, state, and/or federal levels.